Travel Features

Irma Hotel

buffalo-bill-irma-hotelIn his day, Buffalo Bill Cody was arguably the most famous American in the world.

No surprise, really, considering the former soldier and frontiersman formed his Wild West show in 1883 and toured the U.S. and Europe for three decades.

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Palace Hotel

palace-hotel_san-fancisco_california_heritage-travel-siteClose your eyes and imagine a Grand Hotel, and you’ve likely envisioned a place much like the Palace Hotel, which has 553 rooms and suites spread over nine floors.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

rocky-mountain-national-park.During Colorado’s gold “Rush to the Rockies,” Joel Estes was hunting with his son in 1859 when they stumbled across beautiful meadows that eventually became known as Estes Park. His cattle ranch quickly became a favorite stop for tourists, most notably the Englishwoman Isabella Bird, who ascended the 14,259-foot-high Long’s Peak in 1873.

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Grand Canyon National Park

grand-canyon-national-park_mule-train-down-canyonArizona has more loops than a calf roper’s convention, and one of my favorites is the Grand Canyon Loop. If you don’t like the scenery in one place, keep going, because a few miles down the road, it’s completely different.

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Crater Lake National Park

crater-lake-national-park-sunsetDeep in the wilderness of the Cascades lays Oregon’s crown jewel, Crater Lake. The Klamath and Modoc Indians have long revered the lake, which they call Giiwas, as a place of power and danger, a sacred site for vision quests and prayers.

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True West Site Guide


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